4 Times An NBA Team SAVED A Player's Career

  • Published on Mar 5, 2018
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    Welcome back everybody to Sporting Logically, today we are talking about NBA players whose careers were saved by an NBA franchise. For each of these players, there is a clear crossroads in their career - a point in time in which it seemed their time as an NBA player was over. This could be for a number of reasons - returning from serious injury, seeing almost no individual success in their first few seasons in the league, or even having great success early on... only for their production to fizzle out over time. But regardless of the situation, it was clear that each of these players seemed to be only a blip on the radar of NBA teams. That is of course until, as the title implies, one team decided to give them a shot - one last chance to prove themselves worthy of an NBA roster spot - and as a result of that chance, they revitalized their careers and became valuable contributors in the NBA. Obviously each of these guys worked hard to improve their game to become a solid NBA player, but there is also little doubt that the structure of their new team played a big part in their growth as well. Before we start, obviously there are more than 4 instances of this occurring throughout NBA history - these guys are just my favorites and the ones I find most interesting... but if you have some other guys in mind for this list, be sure to share them in the comments section below. Lets go ahead and get started.
    1 - Gerald Green, New Jersey Nets
    2 - Javale McGee, Golden State Warriors
    3 - Danny Green, San Antonio Spurs
    4 - Shaun Livingston, Brooklyn Nets
    *All stats are sourced from basketballreference.com and are accurate as of 3/5/18*
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Comments • 342

  • Jeffery Wang
    Jeffery Wang 2 months ago

    How can you miss Jeremy Lin and the Knicks?

  • Auzee Ellis
    Auzee Ellis 2 months ago

    4:23 Danny green

  • keith miller
    keith miller 2 months ago

    Chris "Birdman" Anderson

  • Dat_MLG _monkey
    Dat_MLG _monkey 2 months ago

    Needs an update, Timberwolves and Derrick rose

  • King Kong Aint Got Shit On Me

    D Rose should be on this list

  • John Paul Sumabong
    John Paul Sumabong 3 months ago

    Hassan Whiteside? I mean come on, he's the best example! Dudes been cut from his team 2 years after being drafted. Bounced around teams overseas and the d-league and finnaly getting that monster contract from the heat.

  • Hunter Phay
    Hunter Phay 3 months ago

    Jeremy Lin Wya???!!!!

  • Kritikal H
    Kritikal H 3 months ago

    What do they all have in common?

  • kellen peavey
    kellen peavey 3 months ago

    You forgot Linsanty

  • Logan Adam
    Logan Adam 4 months ago

    Chauncey Billups

  • Brotha Clutch
    Brotha Clutch 4 months ago

    The warriors have saved a lot of careers, I mean, look who’s been there and won titles: Javale McGee, Nick Young and Shaun Livingston. I feel like there is more but those guys definitely wouldn’t have rings without GS

  • Darbebe H
    Darbebe H 4 months ago +2

    4:22 Why Does It Say Gerald Green And Not Danny Green??

  • Deep Rawat
    Deep Rawat 4 months ago

    Actually I believe Shawn Livingston revived his career on the cavs. Proving he can stay healthy

  • Ronald Adkins
    Ronald Adkins 4 months ago

    No no no Javale has always been a god

  • Greg Moore
    Greg Moore 5 months ago

    Maybe Livingston

  • Dave Anthony Ibanez
    Dave Anthony Ibanez 5 months ago

    Rose --> Timberwolves

  • Brock Mak
    Brock Mak 5 months ago

    Dennis Rodman, Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls.
    After Detroit's Bad Boy team disbanded due to Chuck Daly's firing, he felt lost and abandoned by the team, because Daly was a father-figure to him. Add that to Rodman going through a divorce and custody battle for his daughter, when he thought about suicide, he only went as far as a 'suicide of character. Changed up his persona to get rid of his shyness, and demanded a trade.
    Spur's structured style never meshed with Rodman's playstyle OR his new persona, which rubbed most of the more conservative team mates the wrong way. Though he did meet Jack Haley, the only person more accepting of him.
    His career, and life, was saved again, when he was traded to join the Bulls, and finds another father figure in Phil Jackson. Jack Haley also was traded there, but Jackson, a former rebel in his playing days himself, also treated him fairly respectfully, but of course, when he was cut after the Bulls were disbanded after 1998 when Jordan, Pippen Steve Kerr and Jud Buechler left thhe team or retired, Rodman's career and life really spiralled out, again.

  • DaGamingLegend
    DaGamingLegend 5 months ago

    Where is Victor Oladipo

  • jsl tv
    jsl tv 5 months ago

    Ronjo rondo for lakers

  • SaucyBuildsYT
    SaucyBuildsYT 5 months ago

    Jeremy Lin? Knicks

  • Samuel Christofel
    Samuel Christofel 5 months ago


  • Samuel Christofel
    Samuel Christofel 5 months ago

    Warriors saved mcgee career and go to the lakers.... DISRESPECT

  • Tega X
    Tega X 5 months ago

    Gerald Green is my favorite player in the NBA

  • bp 09
    bp 09 5 months ago

    Brain scalbrine

  • Mr.Paul Paul
    Mr.Paul Paul 5 months ago +1

    I find out all these players' jersey number have a 4

    J R STUDIOS 5 months ago

    Why not Quinn cook

  • Josh Braegger
    Josh Braegger 5 months ago

    D Rose

  • Chun Kah787
    Chun Kah787 5 months ago

    Most of them were saved by gsw

  • Pradip Kumar
    Pradip Kumar 5 months ago

    Simple just join the warriors

  • Thisdark Optic
    Thisdark Optic 6 months ago

    I think Rudy gay should have been on this list

  • Myoui Mina
    Myoui Mina 6 months ago

    Really thank gsw for signing mcgee he really is my favourite player of all time

  • Ocean Lian
    Ocean Lian 6 months ago

    Jeremy kin knickw

  • cl ng
    cl ng 6 months ago

    Where is jeremy lin

  • Dark Sandflame
    Dark Sandflame 6 months ago

    i’m pretty sure lakers saved mcgee’s career way more than the warriors

  • Dustin Long
    Dustin Long 6 months ago

    Or Bc they play better playing as a leader and star player not coming off the bench and no one looking up to them

  • Tx Hail
    Tx Hail 6 months ago

    Lebron went to the heat and won 2

  • Jazzy Berry
    Jazzy Berry 6 months ago

    Lol if this was after the season ended Quinn Cook would be here too.

  • Oscar Lu
    Oscar Lu 6 months ago

    If you don't want to watch , the four players are Gerald Green, Javale McGee, Danny Green, Shaun Livingston.

  • ItzBuzz
    ItzBuzz 6 months ago +1

    Nicola Batum

  • Deqing Zhu
    Deqing Zhu 6 months ago

    Jeremy Lin is a big one, was on a 10 day contract with the Knicks, and probably was going to be out of the league right after. Fortunately Knicks were lacking on the PG spot that gave him a chance to break out. Which lead to his crazy contract with the Rockets

    BALLGOAT 6 months ago

    Yeah true hajha

  • Wasp
    Wasp 6 months ago

    Trey Burke

  • TacoNipples
    TacoNipples 6 months ago

    D ROSE?

  • flaber maber
    flaber maber 6 months ago +1


  • Lone Tekopua
    Lone Tekopua 6 months ago

    Tim mozgov, Zara pachulia?

  • J Luna9
    J Luna9 6 months ago

    I met Danny green

  • Tim Liaw
    Tim Liaw 6 months ago

    I don’t know how Jeremy Lin is not on this list!? Went from undrafted to multi year contact player!

  • Youssef Budjaj
    Youssef Budjaj 7 months ago

    James Johnson and Wayne Ellington with the Heat

  • Dranreb Quinantoto
    Dranreb Quinantoto 7 months ago

    How about jeff green

  • Vitu Jet You
    Vitu Jet You 7 months ago

    I thought Gerald Green was always good...

  • Prince Salazar
    Prince Salazar 7 months ago

    The nets revive two players but did not win a ring haha

  • Barclays
    Barclays 7 months ago

    Jeremy Lin with the Knicks?

  • MagicManiac 01
    MagicManiac 01 7 months ago +1

    300th comment ! 🎉🎉🎊🎊

  • Longway Bankroll Fresh
    Longway Bankroll Fresh 8 months ago

    Iman taylor I meant shumpert

  • Bkgiest
    Bkgiest 9 months ago

    The Nets being a dumpster fire has provided opportunity for players. Now that they are over the Celtics fleece, whos gonna save careers now?

  • levi leszek
    levi leszek 9 months ago

    Do a video if legends played in today’s league

  • George Hunter
    George Hunter 9 months ago

    Chaucey Billups

  • GiacomoSpaggiari_
    GiacomoSpaggiari_ 9 months ago

    Gerald Green 💥

  • markeith davis
    markeith davis 9 months ago

    Lance Stephenson

  • rafedavis1984
    rafedavis1984 9 months ago

    Boris diaw was cut from the worst team in history and was able to be a huge contributor in the spurs championship run

  • Themistoklis16
    Themistoklis16 10 months ago

    Nuggets Birdman

  • CPGoat #3
    CPGoat #3 10 months ago

    No tyson Chandler,

  • Crispy
    Crispy 10 months ago


  • Anto
    Anto 10 months ago

    Where is Jeremy Lamb?

  • Mik Wagenaar
    Mik Wagenaar 10 months ago

    Victor aldiapo

  • Ben Dova
    Ben Dova 11 months ago

    Javel on the Lakers now lol this going to be fun to watch

  • real isrealite
    real isrealite 11 months ago

    Livingston plays defense on the other teams big guard or small forward.Solid defender and too much for most guards to stop 15 ft in.

  • Meeow Mee
    Meeow Mee 11 months ago

    Warriors destroy many nba carrers

  • Terry Hesticles
    Terry Hesticles 11 months ago

    The Indiana Pacers tried with Lance Stephenson, but he's a greedy ass bitch.

  • Anthony Jaramillo
    Anthony Jaramillo 11 months ago

    What about the Spurs and Boris diaw and Jonathan Simmons?

  • Aerus Ph.D.
    Aerus Ph.D. 11 months ago

    Sean Livingston is one of my favorite players. Happy for him.

  • Boston Baller
    Boston Baller 11 months ago

    Isaiah Thomas

  • metaldude4563
    metaldude4563 11 months ago

    Isaiah Thomas with the Celtics

  • world wonder
    world wonder 11 months ago

    Now McGee is an importal piece on GSW. Congrats McGee🏆🏆🏆

  • hunyango
    hunyango 11 months ago

    I am happy with how shaun livingstons career turnsout, after that injury i was really skeptical and sad coz i know how good he is and he is really a solid back up pg. i am really happy that he career is really going strong and he has 2 championship rings already. VERY HAPPY FOR YOU SHAUN!!!

  • Donell Clemons
    Donell Clemons 11 months ago

    Dennis Rodman before he sign with the bulls

  • Lattrice Robinson Jr
    Lattrice Robinson Jr 11 months ago

    Victor Oladipo

  • Iosua Iosua
    Iosua Iosua 11 months ago

    People are stupid when it comes to Javale Mcgee he's got the thing you can't teach SIZE, LENGTH & HOPZ! I'd keep him in the paint all day blockin fools and throwing down the occasional A-Oop

  • Big Poppa Botch
    Big Poppa Botch 11 months ago

    The Warriors made Kent Bazemore and Mo Speights desirable options for wannabe contenders, then made JaVale McGee and Swaggy P champions, 'nuff said

  • clipside
    clipside 11 months ago

    Swaggy p... from getting snitched to getting rings

  • P L
    P L 11 months ago

    JaVale McGee > Shaq

  • P L
    P L 11 months ago

    How to turn an NBA career around?

    Go to GSW

  • jordan michael
    jordan michael 11 months ago

    2 player are on the gsw and 1 spurs are all champion

  • TrUTh_NLC
    TrUTh_NLC Year ago

    Javale 2019 MVP

  • ian restrivera
    ian restrivera Year ago

    Andre Iguodala

  • kevin wu
    kevin wu Year ago

    If you look at GSW roster and all their bench players you begin to realise how well GSW has actually used these players.

  • Greg S
    Greg S Year ago

    Dennis Rodman was traded to the Bulls in 95 from the Spurs for Will Purdue. He won 3 more rings so I guess you can say that the Bulls saved his career.

  • ER Sports
    ER Sports Year ago

    James Johnson Miami Heat for sure!

  • David Talkington
    David Talkington Year ago

    How can a bench player in the NBA make 8 million a year? Wow lol

  • Sam Liuliu
    Sam Liuliu Year ago

    Green played for Indiana to

  • gwapsgarcia
    gwapsgarcia Year ago

    Gsw gave mcgee a new beginning. Even if they shoudav lost to rockets he still proved to be useful. Meanwhile lebron making him and nick a champion what a great guy.

  • Sean Molloy
    Sean Molloy Year ago

    Half the people who play for Pop or Stevens.

  • Chris W
    Chris W Year ago

    Yo you forgot p.j tucker

  • Stonehall Studios

    Livingston if he got a chance sooner following the injury might have been able to be a much larger contributor

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    I already knew livingston was coming and warriors is the team that saved him

  • NegativeCynicalCriticMan 1

    What about Jeff green?

  • NegativeCynicalCriticMan 1

    Mcgee is the poster boy for being carried

  • Pinay Singapore
    Pinay Singapore Year ago

    Warriors are good in seeing gold in the trash.
    Who would have thought Javale West and Shaun ending careers are are not yet over.

  • RiseAndShine
    RiseAndShine Year ago

    Now Ma boi javale 2 time NBA champ!

  • ivan
    ivan Year ago

    Quin Cook